One Pair, Start to Finish

A clumsy-looking attempt, PSS (pre-shoe school!)

A clumsy-looking older attempt at making this model, PSS (pre-shoe school!) I made a number of prototypes before settling on what you see next.

Paper pattern, after a lot of adjustments

The paper pattern, after a lot of adjustments

Silver fashion leather roughly cut, cemented to pigskin (because the silver  lamskin is so thin, I wanted a thick lining material), and stitched. I usually cut first, then stitch, but roller foot on the sewing machine negotiates the angles better if there's extra material to grip.

The silver fashion leather roughly cut, cemented to pigskin (because the silver lambskin is so thin, I wanted a thick lining material), and stitched. I usually cut first then stitch, but the roller foot on the sewing machine negotiates the sharp angles better if there’s extra material to grip.

Cut out and stitched at the center

The completed upper, all pieces cut out and the halves  stitched together at the center

Formed around the last and taped to the sole, bottom view...

The upper formed around the last and taped to the top sole—bottom view…

...and seen from the side.

…and seen from the right side.

The straps cemented (at left) and then skived (at right)

The straps cemented (at left) and then skived (at right)

The soles, which I shaped after soaking in water.

The soles, which I shaped after soaking in water and then left to dry completely.

The uppers cemented to the soles.

The uppers and topsoles cemented to the soles

Still to do: trim the soles, finish their edges, cement on heels.

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